National Diary of Events

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Aug 2019 State Event Details Flyer Contact
Thu 22 Aug SA Acey Squares
13TH BIRTHDAY AND TRAIL IN TO SA STATE CONVENTION
TRAIL IN to the South Australian State Square Dance Convention
Guest Callers
Naracoorte Town Hall, 95 Smith Street
Basic & Mainstream at 7.30 pm
Tickets $15 each
Registrations to : PO Box 1222 Naracoorte SA 5271
Registration Form (590KB PDF)
Chris Hall
ph: 0410 057 955

Alan Hall
ph: 0417 820 134
Fri 23 Aug to
Sun 25 Aug
SA South Australian Square Dance Society
44TH SOUTH AUSTRALIAN STATE SQUARE DANCE CONVENTION
Theme: CLICK GO THE SHEARS
Feature caller: Howard Cockburn
Naracoorte Town Hall, 95 Smith Street, NARACOORTE SA
Convenors: Chris & Alan Hall
Thursday 22nd Special: Trail In/Acey Squares 13th Birthday Dance (payment separate to Convention fees)
Convention Tickets:
Full Weekend prior to 1 July: SASDS member $50, non-member $60
Full Weekend from 1 July: SASDS member $55, non-member $65
Session tickets available
Interstate dancers please note that the SASDS offers you honorary membership for the period of the convention and therefore SASDS Membership ticket prices.
There will be plenty to see and do whilst in Naracoorte for the SA convention. It appears the original bike ride has moved to the following week. However we share our time with a 4 club car rally.
The regular monthly market will be on Saturday morning for those that wish to browse.
Accommodation information Sheet (810KB PDF)
Convention info & registration (1.4MB PDF)
Transport option (185KB PDF)
Naracoorte Herald article about the Convention
Naracoorte Herald article about the car rally
Chris
ph: 0410 057 955

Alan
ph: 0417 820 134
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Sat 24 Aug to
Sun 25 Aug
NSW Northern NSW Square Dance Association
27TH WOOLGOOLGA GALA WEEKEND FESTIVAL
Brian Hotchkies (Squares) and Paula Armstrong (Rounds)
Woolgoolga Diggers Club
17 Beach Street, Woolgoolga (28kms North of Coffs Harbour)
Dancing level - FULL MAINSTREAM & PLUS
Registation form (261KB PDF)
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Tue 27 Aug NSW Pelican Promenaders
5TH BIRTHDAY
"YI HAA"
For our 5th Birthday celebrations we are continuing the theme of "A Little Bit of Country"
So come along in your country, cowboy or farmer outfits and let's kick up our heels
ST LUKES ANGLICAN CHURCH HALL
149 Blackwall Rd WOY WOY
7.00 PM - 10.00 PM
For more info contact: Anne Glazier - 0409 938 345
Anne Glazier
ph: 0409 938 345
Sep 2019
Fri 6 Sep to
Sun 8 Sep
QLD 38TH QUEENSLAND STATE SQUARE DANCE CONVENTION
"Stars of the Big Screen in 2019"
Hosted by Rocky Twirlers at North Rockhampton High School.
Sat 21 Sep SA Adelaide Outlaws Square Dance Club
34TH BIRTHDAY
Macedonian Hall, 148 Crittenden Road, Findon
Theme: Roaring 20s
7pm Plus, 8pm Mainstream
Basket supper
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Oct 2019
Fri 4 Oct to
Sun 6 Oct
NSW Hunter Valley Square Dance Society
HUNTER VALLEY WEEKEND 2019
Feature caller Brian Hotchkies
Rounds with Ed Coleman
Venue: West Wallsend High School, 2 Appletree Road, West Wallsend NSW
Accommodation is very tight in Newcastle for the long weekend in October 2019 so it is advisable to book early.
Registration form (231KB PDF)
Accommodation list (55KB PDF)
David
ph: 0419 250 998

Vonda
ph: 0409 505 818
Sat 12 Oct SA Paddle Steamers Square Dance Group
11TH BIRTHDAY
2pm to 5pm, Lutheran Church, 21 Adelaide Rd, Victor Harbor SA
Theme: Bring your SMILES
Basket Tea
Members $7, Non-members $8
Penny
ph: 08 85523879

Ros
ph: 0423 580 570
Sat 12 Oct to
Sun 13 Oct
WA 2019 WESTERN AUSTRALIAN STATE SQUARE DANCE FESTIVAL
Join us 'Under the Sea'
Saturday & Sunday 12th & 13th OCTOBER 2019
Afternoons & Evenings Midland Town Hall
312 Great Eastern Highway Midland
100s Boards Raffles
WA Callers to entertain you
Banner Parade
Admission:-$40.00 weekend or $25.00 per day.
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Fri 18 Oct to
Sun 20 Oct
NSW WILMA FLANNERY MEMORIAL DANCE
Square & Round Dance Association of NSW & Northern NSW Square Dance Association
MIKE DAVEY (Squares) and Ed Coleman (Rounds)
New England Girls School (NEGS), Uralla Road, Armidale
FULL MAINSTREAM & PLUS
Weekend Ticket (Pre-paid by15th Sept) $40
Weekend Ticket (After 15th Sept) $45
Session tickets available - see registration form
No Supper. Continuous tea, coffee and biscuits
Visit our Website: www.nnswsda.com and www.sardansw.com
Registration form (190KB PDF)
Website of the Square and Round Dance Assn of NSW
Website
Fri 25 Oct to
Sun 27 Oct
VIC Eastern 8's Bairnsdale
6TH EASTERN 8'S RIVIERA ROUNDUP
Just a reminder to put the last Weekend in October in your diary for a great weekend of dancing
Featuring Brian Hotchkies
When: 25th, 26th & 27th October 2019
Where: Bouchier Hall, Bairnsdale Secondary College, Wallace Street, Bairnsdale Vic. 3875
Times & Costs:
Session 1-Fri. 25th 7:00pm - Mainstream (Incl. Supper) $14.00 / person
Session 2-Sat. 26th 2:30pm - Plus $10.00 / person
Session 3-Sat. 26th 7:00pm - Mainstream (Incl.Supper) $19.00 / person
Session 4-Sun. 27th 10:00am - Mainstream $12.00 / person
Lunch Sun. 27th 12:30 pm $25.00 / person
Weekend Package: $80.00 (includes all sessions and Sunday lunch.)
NOTE! Closing date for Registrations is 30th September 2019
Registation form (215KB PDF)
Colin Lamble
ph: 0427 903 733, 03 5156 0067

Max & Nancy Hodder
ph: 03 5156 1459
Nov 2019
Sat 2 Nov WA Wongan Hills Square Dance Club
43RD BIRTHDAY - IT'S ALL ABOUT HATS
Wongan Hills Civic Centre
Admission $10
Welcome Afternoon Tea from 2:30 pm
Dancing 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
BYO Barbecue (Meat & Salad) 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Dancing 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday Club Night 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The dance is held at the same time as the Reynoldson Reserve Wildflower Festival. Information on Reynoldson Reserve and the Wildflower Festival can be found at https://wongantourism.com.au/reynoldson-reserve/
Information on Reynoldson Reserve and the Wildflower Festival
Don
ph: 0428 721 025
Robert
ph: 0429 962 013
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Sat 30 Nov NSW Square and Round Dance Association of NSW Inc.
SARDA DANCE
Details to be advised
Website
Dec 2019
Tue 31 Dec NSW BRIAN HOTCHKIES NEW YEARS EVE PARTY
Tue 31 Dec NSW Saintly Devil Dancers
NEW YEARS EVE PARTY - ARMIDALE
Tue 31 Dec NSW NEW YEARS EVE PARTY
Sutherland (South Sydney) - Callers: Brett Gill & David Todd
Ph: 0411 677 643
Mar 2020
Fri 6 Mar to
Mon 9 Mar
VIC Victorian Square Dance Association
51ST VICTORIAN STATE SQUARE DANCE CONVENTION
GETAWAY
Come to Lakes Entrance
Mechanics Hall, 18 Mechanics St, Lakes Entrance
Adult Dancer (Early Bird prior to 30th Nov, 2019) Member $50, Non-member $65
Adult Dancer (From 1st Dec, 2019) Member $60, Non-member $75
Session tickets will be available at the door at a cost of $15/day session and $25/evening session
For other ticket types and prices please refer to the registration form.

Expressions of Interest Victorian State Square Dance Convention 6-9th of March 2020.
(close 31st of May as we need indicative numbers in order to make bookings. Full costings will be worked out later and payments due in full by January 2020):
Lakes Entrance Victorian State Convention
Optional Bus to and from Melbourne $90 return/pp
Accommodation option A including cooked breakfast and a 2 course dinner $107.50/n/pp twin share or $143.50/n/pp single person not sharing
Accommodation option B $73.80/n/pp twin share (larger rooms available too) Food is available at location just still working out pricing.
Spaces are limited please email secretary@vsda.org.au if you are interested with the number of people ie single or twin or triple share and if you would like travel and/or food.

Registration Form (278KB PDF)
Lorraine
ph: 0411 484 973

Secretary

Website
Apr 2020
Mon 6 Apr to
Wed 8 Apr
NSW AUSTRALIAN ROUND DANCE ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE 2020 + TWO DANCE PARTIES
The ARDA Management Committee invites you to attend the ARDA Conference 2020
6th April - 9.00 to 4.45 pm Plus BONUS ROUND DANCE PARTY 7 - 9 pm
7th April - 9.00 to 4.45 pm Plus BONUS ROUND DANCE PARTY 7 - 9 pm
*** The 'ROUND DANCE PARTIES' include a variety of rhythms, levels and Cuers ... for EVERYONE to enjoy ***
8th April - 9.00 to 12 pm with an afternoon 'mystery event' to wind up the ARDA Conference
Presenters: Paula & Warwick Armstrong, ARDA Education Officers Supported by Australian Leaders; International Guests & includes Skype sessions with ROUNDALAB personnel
ARDA Conferences are for any person interested in learning more about ROUND DANCING
Topics over the years include the most up to date information, learning Techniques, technical support and much more.
$95.00 pp, ARDA Members $65.00 pp incl. morning/afternoon tea/lunches; technical notes, and more ...
The ARDA Conference will once again be held prior to the ANSDC - the 61st ANSDC in the beautiful Blue Mountains.
REGISTER YOUR INTEREST NOW
Contact: arda.secretary@gmail.com
ARDA Secretary
Thu 9 Apr NSW SPECIAL PRE-CONVENTION DANCE WITH RANDY DOUGHERTY (USA)
The Australian Callers Federation invites you to a special pre-Convention dance with RANDY DOUGHERTY (USA)
7.30 to 10.30 Mainstream & Plus
Blackheath Community Centre, Great Western Hwy, Blackheath (13 mins from Convention venue)
Tickets $15 pre-booked or $20 at the door
This dance is open to all on a first come, first served basis. Tickets are limited due to the size of the hall.
This dance will be held the evening prior to the start of the 2020 National Square Dance Convention at Wentworth Falls over Easter weekend.
Our special guest caller for this dance is RANDY DOUGHERTY, a great caller and entertainer from the USA. Randy has been to Australia once before for a weekend at Figtree about 25 years ago.
The area encompassing the Blue Mountains is truly beautiful. Make sure that you have plenty of time to see what nature has created, as well as attending the Convention...it really is worthwhile.
As the Convention is over the Easter weekend, accommodation, while plentiful in the area, is usually fully booked out well before the long weekend. It would be advisable to check it out now...there are lots of neat places to stay within a 10 minute drive of the Convention venue.
Fri 10 Apr to
Tue 14 Apr
NSW 61ST AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL SQUARE DANCE CONVENTION
The 61st Australian National Square Dance Convention will be held in the majestic Blue Mountains, over the Easter weekend in 2020
The venue is Blue Mountains Grammar School, Wentworth Falls NSW
Early Bird Registrations Close on 29th June 2019
All Early Bird registrations will go into a draw for a chance to win two seats on a coach tour donated by Fantastic Aussie Tours to the value of $6580
Registration Form (993KB PDF)
Early Bird Registration Info (102KB PDF)
Convenors David & Rosalind Todd

Secretary Louise Anderson

Registrar

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Fri 24 Apr to
Sun 26 Apr
VIC 8TH AUSTRALIANA SPECTACULAR 2020
Peninsula Community Theatre Complex, Cnr Nepean Hwy & Wilsons Rd, Mornington, Victoria
Your callers for the weekend:
Dave Preskitt (Germany)
James Reid (Australia)
Jaden Frigo (Australia)
Registration form (951KB PDF)
Jaden
ph: 0400 878 259

Website
Jun 2021
Thu 24 Jun to
Mon 28 Jun
NT 62ND AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL SQUARE DANCE CONVENTION
DARWIN 2021 - Living Our Dream - Together in the Top End
Marrara Stadium
Theme: Living Our Dream - Together in the Top End

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